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Mark's Weekly Message: Career Advice

By AAPD Power Grid Blog Team  |  April 18, 2014

Contrary to prevailing opinion, many people with disabilities want to work if given the opportunity. With recent changes in the enforcement guidelines to Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, federal contractors will now set a 7 percent aspirational hiring goal for people with disabilities, and more and more of us will have a chance at the American Dream. Learn More »

Mark's Weekly Message: Victory at the Civil Rights Summit

By AAPD Power Grid Blog Team  |  April 11, 2014

This week, I am proud to share that our hard work paid off. The Library invited longtime disability leader Lex Frieden to speak on one of the panels. Learn More »

Mark's Weekly Message: Making Our Voices Heard

By AAPD Power Grid Blog Team  |  April 4, 2014

This upcoming week, leaders from the civil rights coalition will gather in Austin, TX for an important summit commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act. Leaders from various communities will share their perspectives on the past, present, and future of the American civil rights movement. Everyone will be there, except the disability community. Learn More »

Mark's Weekly Message: The Disability Daily

By AAPD Power Grid Blog Team  |  March 28, 2014

The Disability Daily is one of the most useful and powerful tools you have to stay informed on what is happening in disability politics, policy, culture, and sports. Learn More »

Mark's Weekly Message: AAPD Image Award to CinemAbility

By AAPD Power Grid Blog Team  |  March 21, 2014

At Tuesday night’s AAPD Annual Leadership Awards Gala, we bestowed the AAPD Image Award to the Producer and Director of the documentary film CinemAbility, Jenni Gold. Learn More »

Mark's Weekly Message: AAPD Corporate Leadership Award

By AAPD Power Grid Blog Team  |  March 14, 2014

I am proud to share that Google, Inc. and Procter & Gamble (P&G) will receive the AAPD Corporate Leadership Award at the AAPD Annual Leadership Awards Gala this Tuesday. Learn More »

Refueling Assistance is Essential – Why is it so hard?

By JR Harding; Ed.D  |  March 13, 2014

I have lived in Tallahassee for over 20 years. It wasn’t until 30 days ago, for the first time in my 30 years as a quadriplegic, that I was able to get gas independently and enjoy a high level of service. Learn More »

Mark's Weekly Message: 503 reasons to update your resume

By AAPD Power Grid Blog Team  |  March 7, 2014

The revised enforcement guidelines for Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (503 or “the rule”) go into effect just a few weeks from now, on March 24, 2014. Learn More »

Mark's Weekly Message: The Paralympic Games: A Vehicle for Change

By AAPD Power Grid Blog Team  |  February 21, 2014

We’ve come a long way since the first official Paralympic Games which first took place in Rome, Italy in 1960. That year over 400 athletes from 23 countries participated. However, that year, like all subsequent years prior to London, most of the world couldn’t tune-in even if they wanted to watch. Learn More »

Our Stories: Wheelchair Diaries

By Reid Davenport  |  February 19, 2014

Out of all the countries I visited on my European excursion, Ireland was the most memorable. I didn’t kiss the Blarney Stone or take a tour of the Guinness Storehouse. Rather, what made the largest impression on me were the people who never stopped treating me like a long lost friend. Learn More »

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